Himachal gears up for the monsoon


Shimla : Director and Special Secretary Revenue, Disaster Management Sudesh Mokhta presided over a meeting organized here today to review preparedness for the impending Monsoon Season-2022. 

He directed all the concerned departments and agencies to complete all the preparations in a time bound manner.  He said mutual coordination and timely sharing of information between the agencies is most vital. 

ThePublic Works Department, Municipal Corporations, Councils and Panchayati Raj Institutions should take the preparedness activity in a campaign mode. He said that pre-monsoon de-siltation, clearing of water channels, removal of blockage from the drainage systems and flood plains should be ensured.

He directed the officers to identify landslide prone areas, vulnerable roads, stretches and to make adequate arrangements for clearing of roads in the event of blockades. 

He directed the Public Works Department to deploy an adequate number of men and machinery in landslide prone areas.  He asked the Meteorological Department to issue Now Cast, weather bulletins, flash flood guidance and alerts.

He also asked the Jal Shakti Department to complete the work in a time bound manner to ensure uninterrupted and clean drinking water supply.  He also directed to make all Emergency Operation Centers in all the districts fully functional and to make optimum use of Sachet Portal. He directed to complete various works related to storage and repair besides storage of essential food items in a time bound manner.